A BRAND new school in Wokingham has just had its first modules lifted into place, making a huge leap in construction progress.

The Keys Academy Trust, which is currently still being built in Matthewsgreen, Wokingham, had its first phase of modules placed earlier this month, making up the majority of the primary school building.

The 210-place school has had most of its construction take place off-site to cut carbon emissions in the building process.

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Cllr UllaKarin Clark, executive member for children’s services, said: “It’s great to see the buildings taking shape now the modules have arrived on site at Matthews Green.

“Investing in new schools is vital for the borough and ensures we support families by providing a school place close to home.

“The Keys Academy Trust are proven to provide an excellent education to hundreds of students in our borough, running successful schools in Shinfield, Earley, Hurst, Sonning and Twyford.

The Keys Academy Trust, Wokingham

The Keys Academy Trust, Wokingham

"We look forward to seeing them provide this standard of schooling to more students in the borough when this school opens.”

The school is one of seven other schools also being built in the Wokingham borough, as part of the four major new community projects.

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Cllr Wayne Smith, executive member for planning and enforcement, said: "New schools are one of the most important improvements we are seeing across the borough.

"It’s vital we support our current and future residents by providing the facilities they need nearby.

"The new school at Matthewsgreen is a great example of this with a community facility being provided at the heart of the new development, alongside the school."

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